I have a hard time staying focused on one thing. If you stop by my office any given day, you will see several books on my desk (unfinished of course), several notepads—all with notes that are somewhat current—, my computer with more than two programs open and several tabs open in my web browser. This frustrates me a lot when I think about it. I recently downloaded an app in my computer that asks me every hour what I am doing and what I have been doing and at the end of the day I can see where my day went. It is easy for me to get sidetracked with the non-important. I wish I was more disciplined. When I lose my focus I become ineffective and waste my day.
When it comes to the matters of the heart, we often have the same tendency, we focus on the immediate and neglect the important and eternal. And it is very possible that when trials come we find out that our heart is not focused on the most important things. We know that God is good, but often times we don’t allow His goodness to fill us and most important to flow through us.
I want to challenge you today to keep your heart focused on the important things of life. One way to do this is to remember that God’s plans for those who love him are good plans. Knowing this fills us with hope, assurance, and peace even in the midst of trials.
When our hearts are properly focused on the things that are to come instead of paralyzed by the hard and even horrible things you have to handle, you are postured to be effective in the present.
I heard someone say that the progress a traveler makes is driven by his passion for the destination.
If you are in Christ your destination is secured, and the promises God has made will be fulfilled.
Let’s try to keep our hearts set on heaven; let’s fix our focus.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV)